DCRC webinar, presented in Spanish, highlights impact of health on fertility


Revisiting the impact of overall and reproductive health on fertility: Phenotypes and genotypes” (“Revisitando el impacto de la salud general y reproductiva en la fertilidad: Fenotipos y

genotipos”), presented in Spanish, headlines the next Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar. The free webinar starts at 2 p.m. Central time on Dec. 4. Pablo Pinedo, Colorado State University assistant professor, will serve as the instructor for this one-hour webinar.

During the webinar, Pinedo will discuss:

  • Incidence of early lactation diseases in different seasons and geographic regions
  • Effect of combinations of health-related events on fertility and survival
  • Potential use of reproductive indices
  • Interesting traits for genetic selection

Pinedo earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Chile and doctorate degree from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine (UFCVM). In 2011, he completed a residency in food animal reproduction and medicine at UFCVM. Next, Pinedo spent four years as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University – Texas A&M AgriLife Research – College of Veterinary Medicine. Currently, he serves as an assistant professor in Colorado State University’s animal sciences department.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://bit.ly/DCRCDecWebinar and follow the prompts. As the webinar time approaches, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate. If you are a DCRC member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar at www.dcrcouncil.org (about two weeks after the webinar).

For more information about DCRC’s webinars, e-mail Luciano Caixeta, DCRC Education Committee chair, at: lcaixeta@umn.edu or e-mail DCRC at: kellie@dcrcouncil.org.

The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is focused on bringing together all sectors of the dairy industry – producers, consultants, academia and allied industry professionals – for improved reproductive performance. DCRC provides an unprecedented opportunity for all groups to work together to take dairy cattle reproduction to the next level.

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